Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across multiple platforms. Follow this article to learn about the basic features of the Zoom client on Windows and Mac.

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Sign in and Join

After launching Zoom, click Join a Meeting without signing in. If you want to log in and start or schedule your own meeting, click Sign In.

To sign in, select sign in with SSO

Home

After signing in, you will see the Home tab, where you can click these options:

  • New Meeting: Start an instant meeting. Click the downwards arrow to enable video or use your personal meeting ID (PMI) for instant meetings.
  • Join: that is in progress.
  • Schedule: Set up a future meeting.
  • Share Screen: by entering in the sharing key or meeting ID.
  • Date and time with background image: To change the background image, hover over the picture and click the camera icon.
  • Upcoming meeting: Displays the next meeting for the current day.
  • Click your profile picture for these options:
    • Add a personal note.
    • Settings: Access settings you can change in the client.
    • Change your status to Available, Away, or Do Not Disturb.
    • My Profile: Open the Zoom web portal to edit your profile.
    • Help: Open the Zoom Help Center.
    • Check for Updates: Check if Zoom is up to date.
    • About Zoom: View the current version.
    • Switch to Portrait View: Switch the Zoom window to portrait view if you prefer a narrower window.
    • Sign out

Chat

Select the Chat tab to view private conversations with your contacts or group conversations.

 

 

In-Meeting Controls

Once you have started or joined a meeting, you can access the meeting controls located at the bottom of the meeting window (move your mouse in the Zoom window to display meeting controls).